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The Journal-patriot. (North Wilkesboro, N.C.) 1932-current, April 12, 1934, Image 1

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Tl^^a^^of'toblazed the tM^f^pi^ss inthe^‘^teof for28 Yemm 00 m. iSDAY, APRIL i2,19S4 Published Moudayv and Thursdays NORTH WILKESBORO, N. C., VOL. XXyut, NO 36 • V iKtrict^Schuol a (eM h April To Have Com- ' mtmevmmA Btiircises Dur- ^/■fc TT»is Month PR^RAMS ANNOUNCED Information Rejpurding Other J^jTOCrams Expected To ^ Announced Soon Plans sre now being made tor district commencements in each of the eight,school districts of the connty. ^ These commencements will be r held either the latter part of this iflonth or early in May. R Each district was allowed to set the date for the commence ment eierciaes and for this rea son. dates for all groups were not STailable at the office of County Superintendent C. B. Kller yes terday. However, the program for all the districts are expected to be announced soon. Programs for the Mount Pleas ant. and Wilkesboro districts were released yesterday by the Jj^l2.^ntral high school principals. Oil Top of Crime Dr. A. T. AOen To Speak At Scliool IFinals On May 7th State Superintendent of Pub lic Instruction To Deliver ‘ Literary Address IhteU^eriud Giaat SERMON BY OLIVE Complete Commencement Program Announced By Supt. Halfacre Wilkesboro District The Group Commencement tor the seventh grade pupils in the Wilkesboro District will he held Saturday. .April 2.s. There will he a morning class day program he. ginning at 10 o clock and an aft ernoon field, day program begin ning at 1:.10 o'clock. .All seventh V grade pupils and their parents are urged to attend. Only sev- t enth grade pupils can participate in any of the exercises. The program will perhaps be - as follows: I. Song. .America, all four verses, by all seventh grades. > 2. Address of welcome, by M Boyd Cook, class president. Wll- ' feesboro pupil. 0 3. Salutatory address, pupil .‘Snaking second highest on sttfle i ' test. Billie Pruitt. Oakwoods. 4. Class history, pupil from Boomer school. 5. Prophecy, pupil from Cran berry school. ' 6. Song, pupils of Bcomer - school. 7. Class Poem, pupil of Mo- ! ravian Falls school. 8. Song, pupils of Oakwoods school. 9. Class Will, pupil of Goshen ( school. ’ 10. Gifts, pupil of Oakwoods school. II. Valedictory, pupil making highest grade on state test, Vir- Mfoia Miller. Wilkesboro. ^12. Radio Messages. Any school may enter any one exercise it wishes which must necessarily be brief, (a) Playlet. GUreath and Cherry Grove schools: (b) Tap Dance. Moravian Fails school; (e) Song. Wilkesboro Pupils: (d) Piano numbers, Wilkesboro ,pupils; (e) Song. Moravian Falls school. 13. Presentation of Diplomas [d awards by C. B. Eller. 14. Announcements. 16. Song, The Old North State, (P^rst, second and fourth stan- *a«) “by all seventh grade pu pils. 16. Noon, 12:30 to 1:30. Afternoon 1. Girls Relay. 50 ft. Any school having five or more 7th gnde e'fl® furnish a team. , Boys Broad Jump. One en- with one trial from each I s^ool. f*. Boys High Jump. One en- :r*i»l with one trial from each ihool. Los Angeles . A mnliature radio set. weighing less than two pounds and worn on Sam Browne belts by policemen on duty. Is the newest development In the crime chase l>y John Law. The set was invented by R. O. Gor don. JUNIORS WILL GIVE PROGRAM AT FERGUSON Dr. A. T. Allen, of Raleigh, state superintendent of public in struction, will deliver the liter ary address at the annual com mencement of the North Wilkes boro city schools, it was an nounced late yesterday by W. D. Halfacre, superintendent of the city schools. The widely known educator will speak on May 7. the closing night of the commencement pro gram. The graduating exercises will be held on that date at 8 p. m. There are 42 candidates for diplomas of graduation from the high school. Tile commencement program Chester, Pa. . . . Charles Fritz (above), 6 years old, 6 feet, 4 inches tall, and weighing 120 pounds, entered school last Fall and advanced from the first grade to the fifth in 6 months. Teachers say he is exceptional in all studies and has the mentality of the average high .school fresh man. Neither of his parents at tended college. gels under way on Friday eve-j CUCDIpp ning. May 4. at S o’clock w'hen 1 iJlllIiIVirf Vj£ a l3 class night exercises will he giv- j I Cornerstone Laying Ceremo nies To Be Held At New Schoolhouse May 6 FINISH Bl'ILDING SOON Meml>ers of the Junior Order of United .American Mechanics councils of Wilkes will have charge of the cornerstone laying ceremonies at the new Ferguson school building on May 6. It was announced yesterday: Councils which will take part in the ceremonies are Nortli Wil kesboro. New Hope. Rom^—aa4j Ctingmau. The ceremonies will include the presentation of a flag and a Bible to the school by the North Wilkesboro council. ! The new Ferguson school | building, replacing the old struc eii. The baccalaureate sermon will be delivered Sunday morning, .May 6. at II o'clock by Rev. Eugene Olive, pastor First Bap tist church. The complete program for the Sunday service follows: Prograin Suiula.v, May > Organ Prelude. Miss Ruby Blackburn. Processional: Lead On, Oh King Eternal, choir. Invocation. Rev. W. A. Jen kins, pastor Methodist church. Hymn Number 32. Congrega tion. Scripture. Rev. W. A. Jenkins. Prayer. Rev. C. W. Robinson, pastor Presbyterian church. AnVhem: My Task. Choir. MEN INVOLVED IN ROBBERIES Special Term of Court Requ^ed Eugene Trivette Sends Peti tion For term To Gprer- nof Ehringkus SOUGTH FOR JUNE 18TH Is Requested For Purpose of Disposing of Tilley and Eldridge Cases $1.00 IN THE SIA1 ill ,1,11 irmniiiii 11.50 OUT OF THE STAI , ig"i!i''.-u " I iAnne Undbec] Joe McLean. Oscar Elliott and Ralph Minton Taken In Store Robbery FEED STORE LOOTED Three men alleged to have been parties to the robbery of Miller-Pharr Feed Store here were arrested yesterday by Sher iff W. B. Somers. Joe McLean, a former em ployee at the local store. Is said to have confessed to breaking Into the store a number of times and removing chop and fertlliz- A request for a special term ot| court Jbeglnning June, 18th and I continuing for two weeks was ■ dispatched Tuesday to Governor} J. C. B. Ehrlnghaus by fiiugene I Trlvette, president of the Wilkes Bar Association. The special term Is sought for the purpose of disposing of the Tilley and Eldridge murder cas es which were continued by con sent at the March term. Whether the special term Is called depends largely upon upon whether a judge Is avail able at that time, It is *«nler- stood. Tile two cases, which have received nation-wide publicity, were on the calendar at the re cent term, but were continued with a special term in mind. Mrs. Luther Tilley, one of the five defendants in case growing 1 nut of the death of Leoda Chil- ' dress, obtained bail a short time ago, but Mr. and Mrs. W. W. TjUey and their sons, Luther ami Clyde, are still in jail. Both Luther Tilley and Win field Stanley, under indictment for the murder of Andrew Bid- ridge seven years ago, are in the connty jail. B. E. Smoak^^ (IfnownWiiki I Citizen, Is Di^ . V _ Funeral Service Con4mriM at Residence bi Wilkesboro Yesterday Afteitioon' NATIVE OF S. CAROLINA ✓ Prominent In Business Af fairs For Many Years; Here For 50 Years D. E. Smoak. Sr., one of Hie I best known citizens of Wllken- I boro, died at his home Tut o'cJoffe. Washington . . . Mrs. Anne Lindbergh (above! as she" ap peared here to be honored ■ with the Hubbard Gold Medal of the National Geographical Society in recognition of her radio work with her famous 'husband on their European tour last sum mer. She Is the first woman ever to receive the Hubbard Medal. PLAN TO FORM LABOR VOTERS’ LEAGUE HERE mprning at 1:45 ing a serious iUnesX of weeks. He had been lii poor health for several, months, hin health gradually declining until death came. Daniel Blliott Smoak, a native of Orangeburg, ,S. C., had resldei In Wilkesboro for nearly fifty years. He came to Wilkes from Winston-Salem where he was en gaged in business^for a short while. Entering the real estate busi ness in Wilkesboro about the time the railroad was built here. Mr. Smoak later manufactured brick and for a time was engag ed in the produce business. Later he opened a furniture store here, establishing the Smoak Furni ture company which bears his name. A little more than a year ago,, he opened tlie Smoak Range company store in Wilkesboro and operated it until bis last nines* i forced him to give up active Meeting To Be Held Tomor*'management of the business. ^ mi. oU Vilo Anfiro f*a row Evening At Courthouse In Wilkesboro ZoneMeetu^[of W.M.S. Tuesday TO BE HELD AT 7 O’CLOCK boros. Mr. Smoak Throughout his entire career, Mr. Smoak was active In th* business affairs of the Wilkes- Will Be Held At Union M. E. Church, West of City, Mr. W. D. tiire which was burned, is soon to | church. Announcements. Halfacre. Offering: Otferatory, Ruby Blackburn. dimmencen.ent Sermon. Rev. Eugene Olive, pastor Baptist er. He is in the county jail lu | Tuesday Morning ! default of bond. Oscar Elliott, who operates Wo- with he completed. It was built county and CWA funds. Prof. C. B. Eller, county Sup erintendent of schools, who is a member of the local Junior coun cil, will be in charge of the pro gram. Hymn Number 40. Congrega tion. Benediction. Rev. C. W. Rob inson. Postlude, Miss Ruby burn. A zone meeting of the , I WBUai’ E^lllULL, W UU CUCii “ I man’s Missionary Society of the * I store at Cricket, is charged with Methodist church will be held at receiving stolen goods knowing | Union Methodist church, three them to be stolen and Ralph Min- i miles west of the city just off ton is under indictment tor haul-1 the Boone Trail highway, Tues- ing the stolen merchandise. El-1 day_ April 17. The meeting will Plans for the organization of a labor voters league will be made at a meeting to be held at the courthouse in Wilkesboro to morrow evening at 7 o'clock. Members of labor union ~or- ganizations and their friends have been extended invitations to attend. Complete information regard ing the proposed organization was not available today, but is Legality of School Election Upheld P.-T. A. Meeting .Meeting Of Yeur Will Held Tills .Afternoon "(Continued on page eight) Ctdored School Building Burned Supreme Court Affirms Rul ing of Lower Court In City Election Tilt The North Wilkesboro Parent- Teacher Association meets in the school auditorium this afternoon at 3:45 o’clock. It will be the final meeting of the school year. liott secured his liberty under bond of $1,000 and Minton was freed under $200 bond. , I McLean is said to have entered RlflOK— I the store through the rear base- , ment door a number of times and boldly carted the chop and fer tilizer to the outside for loading. Passcrsby suspicioned nothing since it was generally known that he had been and so far as they knew still was an employee. C. H. Hulcher, proprietor of Miller-Pharr company, said begin at 10:30 a. m. A basket dinner will be served at the noon hour. All churches in this zone are expected to be represented at the meeting. The public Is cordially invit ed to attend. learned that the meeting is not in the interest of the recognized labor party. It is proposed unite union men and their friends in the league for the mutual bene fit of all concerned. Postmasters Will Meet Here Tonight Be Whitener For Bench The Republican party has a candidate for chief justice of the __ state Supreme court in the per- ...J, he j son of A. A. (Mike) Whitener, of had missed at least three truck 1 Hickory, it was announced Tues- loads of feed and fertilizer. i day. Plans To Be Male For Conven tion Of Postmasters In City Early In .luly The legality of the school elec tion here last August when citi zens voted to supplement state funds with a ten-eent levy was upheld in a decision handed down yesterday by the North Carolina Supreme court. The court affirmed the decis ion of the lower court which rul ed against the plaintiff. The ac tion was brought by a number of local citizens who contended that the city was not entitled to col lect the levy because the election was not properly called and con ducted. Horton Drug Co. To Reopen Soon Fire of Unknown Oriigin De- I stroys Building and All Equipment The three-room school bund ling for the colored, located in ^the eastern part of the city, was i^oUlly destroyed by fire about 4 po'cloek yesterday morning. The building, including desks ! and other equipment, was burn- *‘ed to ashes. The origin of the tire i* not known. An alarm was turned in, but before members of the volunteer department could reach the ^acene, the tlr« beyond con trol. W. D. Halfacre, superintendent of th* city school system, an- nopaced - yesterday that the term jmq be completed in tbe three " ||ko churches of the dty. The ’ehUdrem had a holiday yesterday, bat -usthraed to their studies this meruinx. Foster & Allen Now Engaged In Remodeling Building For Reopening Horton Drug store, wlifch was recently burned out in one of the most disastro'-j fires of the year, will reopen early in May. it was learned this morning from the proprietor. Palmer Horton. Contract *ror renovating the building was let to Poster & Al len this week and workmen are now engaged in reparing the damaged portions of the build ing. The grand reopening is now being planned. The store will re open with complete new fixtures and a full line of standard drug merchandise and a larger and more complete stock of usual drug store merchandise. MAJOR POINTS IN CODE FOR PETROLEUM INDUSTRY ARE EXPLAINED BY OFFICIAL .Major points in the code of fair j, MAIN POINTS IN competition for the petroleum in dustry were explained by Chas. I A. Brown, executive secretary of the state petroleum code commit tee, at a meeting of oil dealers and service station operators at the courthouse in Wilkesboro last night. Speaking on the essential pro visions of the code. Mr. Brown declared that oil dealers, both wholesale and retail, must set ilieir houses in order and comply with the code. Unless this is done, violators will be prosecut ed, he said. The meeting, which opened at 8 o’clock, was presided over by F. C. Forester, a member of the state committee, and chairman of the local sub-committee which will be responsible for compli ance with the code. Forty-nine representative dealers from vari ous sections of the county at tended the meeting. Mr. Fore.ster presented Mr. PETROLEUM CODE No helper at a service sta tion may work more than 48 hours per week or reci'ive less than XI4.00 jier week. All l,ea1ers must i>ost oil and gasoline prices and sell at the prices posted. No reliate or discount Ls allowed. Providing free) storage for automobiles, giving away tire covers or the offering of any Special inducement to secure Xiatronage are not pemiissabie. Employees are not allowed to loaf about the station at wliich they regularly work when they are not on duty. If are about the station, thrfj they are considered on the job. All help must years of age. be over 16 The speaker pointed out in the beginning that no helper is per mitted to work more than 48 hours per week and must he paid not less than $14.00 per week for his services. He Insisted that all dealers comply with the code and save prosecutions. It Is not the desire of the local sub-commit tee to prosecute anybody, but it is their duty to see that the code is complied with. As a result, there may be some prosecutions, he said. All retail dealers must post the price of gasoline and oils and must sell at that price. No rebate Is allowed under the code, Mr. Brown declared. Service station operators who- run a store In conjunction with their oil business cannot work^ their help In both bustnesse.s more than 48 hours, he explain ed. Dealers are not permitted to Several postmasters from dif ferent sections of the county and representatives of the leading civic organizations are expected to attend a meeting tonight at which plans will be outlined for the entertainment »of Nqrth Car olina postmasters at their an nual convention here early in July. The meeting will be held at 7:30 o'clock at Hotel WGlkes. 'The Journal-Patriot has been requested to state that anyone who might have a suggestion to offer regarding North Wllkes- boro's part In the, convention is cordally invited to attend this meeting. Shell Kills Four A World War artillery shell that four children found in a field near Barwowice, Poland, exploded unexpectedly Tuesday and 'killed all four children. Name Too Long For Headline Brown, who proceeded to explain the code in an informal manner. ] (Continued on page eight) Square Dance . An old-time square dance will toe given at the Legion-Auxiliary Club House next Tuesday eve ning, beginning at 8:30. o’clock. The Legion and Auxiliary are and Ralph Swaaeon will furnish the mnslc tor the oecas- ^ ion. A large crowd is expected LATEST NEWS BRIEFSFROM STATE AND NATION Vacation Ends President Roosevelt ended his two-weeks vacation in southern waters yesterday and is en route today from Miami, Fla., to Wash ington. Store Sales Jump A big jump in March depart ment store sales which shot them 44 per cent ahead of March 1933, was announced yesterday by the federal reserve board. the Security State baric at Sterl- ingi Colorado, yesterday. Offid^ of the bank were seized and cariied two miles out of the city before being released. ~ Mad Dogs Active Seventeen persons in Gastonia are taking the Pasteur treatment for rabies after having been bit ten or exposed to three dogs, two of whom were known to have been suffering from hyiLvphobla. ■'3; ..’^Six persons, MV. snd Mrs. A. o Represehtatlve Robert L. £Uix Found Dead BanklaRobM Pour or five Pobb«8 |«med — ; - ■ - . , , - - machine guns, took |34J»0 their _threu goughton of UrareT children and Mrs. Freudenfleld’s mother, were found shot to death at their honre in Minne apolis, Minn. Tuesday. Pollee be lieved it was a case of five mur ders and a suicide. Donghton Again Honored The honor of representing North Carolina on the'** Demo- cratic congressional ri committee that has for years been held hy ehg late Representative BSdward W. Pou of-SmitMield has passed If there had been a news paper in Taylorsville or Wil kesboro to chronicle the death of one Alexander girl in 1863, putting the yonng lady’s name in the headlines would have been a problem. .John XeveiMiugh, accompan ied by Mrs. Tevepaagh and frUtads, discovered tills Inter esting bit of information Sun day while out On a motor trip. A tombstone, bearing the^’fol- lowing inscription, was locat ed in Bethel cbnrch cemetery on the VaaliH read abmrt fhre miles from the TaykKravBlo M^way in noitbera Alezan- der: •»; ■ At Rest Nancy T. T. L. ». lU JU BC, V. '•■j:. C; Queeh" J- Bom .January 10, ‘^1856! Died November 13, 1868 Mr. Tevt^ugh learned ffom other sources tltet the full name of the little girl, whose initiala must have givra the moauuKktt firm .juite a waa: Vmmer Tbpetda Tol^m Igiuisa Rebecca “ ■ Vi ^ was a member of Wilkesboro Presbyterian church. His first marriage was to Miss .\gnes8 Riggs Rickenbaker, of Orangeburg, S. C. Surviving from this marriage are the following children; Mrs. N. B. Greene, of Kokomo, Ind.: Mrs. Alice Thomp son, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. JJ'J. Gainer, gtatesville; Mrs. Agnes Hart, Mrs. Ray Hemphill, Mrs..R. B. Pharr, N. O. Smoak and D. E. Smoak. Jr., of Wil kesboro; H. T. Smoak. of Long Beach, Calif. His second marriage was to Miss .Minnie Howell, of Boomer, who survives lilm. Two daugh ters. Mrs. Albert Vestal and Miss Eleanor Smoak. from this mar riage survive. Mr. Smoak is also survived by the following broth ers and sisters: W. W. Smoak, of Winston - Salem; Pembroke Smoak, of Orangeburg, S. C.. Mrs. Lawrence Riley, of Orange burg, S. C., and Mrs. Nattie Ayers. A daughter, Mrs. J. W. Dula, and three infants preceded him in death. A most Impressive funeral service was conducted from the residence in Wilkesboro yester day afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Seymour Taylor, Methodist min ister of Wilkesboro, and Rev. C. W. Robinson, local Presbyterian minister, conducted the service. The floral offering was beau tiful and profuse. Following the service, inter ment was made in Mountain Park cemetery. Flowerbearers were: Misses Lucile Garwood. Irene Culler. Helen Call, Mattie Gray Guthrie, Elizabeth Winkler, Frank Som ers, Grace Blevins, Lacie Pre- vette and Mesdamea Bryan GU reath. J. ,M. Brown, Gordon For ester, Worth Morrison, A." H. Taylor, E. R. Spruill and several other ladies of the community. Pallbearers were: L. Gray, C. E. Lenderman, E. R. Wright, Dr. G. T. Mitchell, J. E. Culler, P. E. Brown. Sheriff W. B. Som ers and P. L. Lenderman. Senior Play Jo Be Given Friday “The Mystery of the Third Gable* To Be Given At City Auditorium The senior class of North Wil kesboro high school will pr^nt "The Myhtery of the’’* TWi4 ‘Ga- ' ble” in the Mkagi «wkitM*wa U ■tomorro w «reHtBg "ttl Ti-9^ O'-. clock. Dope poAtfltef , furrioiste tho :8ockgr>uiid^ ter the play sNni tho iftorta to j^preheUd the erlmin-^jr^ V al barTT fLe story forward in sn'v:'^, , ’ interesting snd entertaining way.^ Cr/mposlng tho, cast of chariie- ters tm Roes Staggs, Rebecca. Allen War^ Marisnna Caa- Branio, Dovie Frank Pardne, Bafiard Joe as, Frank McNeill, Mary if. Al Elaie Nichols. ^Bush. presMoat

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